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Nationals recall Taylor Jordan, option A.J. Cole
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(12:16 pm ET) The Nationals announced on Sunday that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Taylor Jordan to their major-league roster. 

By bringing Jordan up, the Nationals have optioned right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse. 

Jordan has had stints with the Nationals in both 2013 and 2014 and holds a career ERA of 4.31. This will be his first time with the club in 2015. With Syracuse this year, he holds a 2.14 ERA with 26 strikeouts. 

Cole has appeared in three games for the Nationals with mixed results. He went 4 1/3 innings, from the fourth and into the eighth, in Saturday's 8-1 loss to the Phillies and allowed two earned runs and four hits while striking out seven. In 9 1/3 innings this year, Cole has a 5.79 ERA. 


Ryan Braun out of Brewers' lineup on Sunday
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:15 pm ET) Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game. Braun is replaced by Gerardo Parra, who gets his seventh start of the year in right.

Braun and Parra have each started three of the last six games in right field. 

Parra will bat second in the lineup.


Justin Bour gets fourth straight start for Marlins
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:01 pm ET) Marlins first baseman Justin Bour gets his fourth straight start at first base on Sunday. He'll bat fifth in the lineup. 

The Marlins also gave catcher J.T. Realmuto a rest. Replacing him in the lineup behind the plate is Jhonatan Solano, who gets his fifth start of the year. He'll bat eighth.


Phillies rest Ryan Howard, Chase Utley against left-hander
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(11:57 am ET) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and second baseman Chase Utley are out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Both starters were rested against a left-handed pitcher. Howard is replaced in the lineup by Darin Ruf, who gets his seventh start at the position. He'll bat third. 

Utley is replaced by Cesar Hernandez, who starts at second for the first time in 15 games. He'll bat sixth. 

Carlos Ruiz also gets Sunday off. Replacing him at catcher is Cameron Rupp, who gets his 14th start of the year. He'll bat eighth.


Mets rest Kevin Plawecki, Eric Campbell on Sunday
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(11:53 am ET) Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki is not in the starting lineup on Sunday. 

Plawecki sits after four straight starts behind the plate. He's replaced by Anthony Recker, who gets his ninth start of the year. Recker will bat sixth. 

Third baseman Eric Campbell is also out of the lineup, after eight consecutive starts. He's replaced by Ruben Tejada, who will start at third for just the second time this year. He's hitting eighth. 


Lost luggage delays Mets' Dillon Gee's bullpen until Monday
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(11:40 am ET) Mets pitcher Dillon Gee will throw a bullpen session a day later than expected. His luggage, including his baseball equipment, was misrouted to Detroit.

As a result, Gee will have a bullpen on Monday, instead of Sunday, per ESPN.

Gee is on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury. The plan is for him to make a rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Binghamton, then return to the rotation on June 2 at San Diego. 


Juan Lagares scratched from Mets' lineup with injury
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(11:36 am ET) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup. 

Lagares has nagging soreness in his armpit and elbow, per ESPN.

Darrell Ceciliani replaces Lagares in center, his first start of the year at that position. He'll bat seventh. 


Lucas Duda out of Mets lineup with tight hamstring
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(11:33 am ET) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is out of the team's starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Duda was held out with a tight hamstring, per ESPN.

Michael Cuddyer replaces Duda at first, moving from left field. John Mayberry replaces Cuddyer in left, batting fifth. 


Marlon Byrd moves to DH for Reds' interleague game
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(11:16 am ET) Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd will start at designated hitter in Sunday's interleague game at Cleveland. It's his first game at DH since August 13 of last year. 

Skip Schumaker replaces Byrd in left for the second straight game. He'll bat second in the order. 


Kris Negron replaces Zack Cozart in Reds' lineup
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(11:12 am ET) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is out of the lineup on Sunday, after nine straight starts at the position.

Cozart is replaced by Kris Negron, who gets his sixth start of the year at short. Negron will bat ninth in the order. 


 
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